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Pandaw Myanmar Cruise

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  • Pandaw Myanmar Cruise

  • Pandaw Myanmar Cruise

  • Pandaw Myanmar Cruise

  • Pandaw Myanmar Cruise

  • Pandaw Myanmar Cruise

  • Pandaw Myanmar Cruise

  • Pandaw Myanmar Cruise

  • Pandaw Myanmar Cruise

Enjoy a luxury, colonial-style Pandaw cruise for an exceptional price and discover the beauty and charms of Burma. RV Pandaw Myanmar Cruise runs through Burma on the Irrawaddy and Chindwin Rivers. The unique river expedition concept evolves from the vestiges of the colonial Irrawaddy Flotilla Company. Our first ships were built here and in Burma we learnt to master river navigation at its worst.

In addtition, we do our best to support the local domestic economy. We believe that by visiting Burma we are doing something to help as has been proved by the many schools our passengers have built. These cruises are the most acclaimed luxury vacations on the Irrawaddy river.

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  • Main Deck

    Main Deck

    • 15.6 m2
    • Twin beds (85 x 200 cm)

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    7352 USD 6984 USD

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    Upper Deck

    • 15.6 m2
    • Twin beds (85 x 200 cm)

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    8550 USD 8122 USD

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    • Main Deck

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      • 15.6 m2
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      11440 USD 10868 USD

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      • 15.6 m2
      • Twin beds (85 x 200 cm)

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      13400 USD 12730 USD

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      • Main Deck

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        • 15.6 m2
        • Twin beds (85 x 200 cm)

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        Free Vietnam Visa. Save $12/pax

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      • Upper Deck

        Upper Deck

        • 15.6 m2
        • Twin beds (85 x 200 cm)

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        Free Vietnam Visa. Save $12/pax

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        • Main Deck

          Main Deck

          • 15.6 m2
          • Twin beds (85 x 200 cm)

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          Free Vietnam Visa. Save $12/pax

          4262 USD 4048 USD

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          • 15.6 m2
          • Twin beds (85 x 200 cm)

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          4812 USD 4572 USD

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            • 15.6 m2
            • Twin beds (85 x 200 cm)

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            6800 USD 6460 USD

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          • Upper Deck

            Upper Deck

            • 15.6 m2
            • Twin beds (85 x 200 cm)
            • Hairdryer
            • Shower
            • Toilet
            • Hot water
            • Safety box
            • Mini bar
            • Beauty mirror
            • Complimentary Drinking Water
            • Safety Equipment and Life Vests
            • Individual controller air-conditioning
            • Slippers
            • En-suite Bathroom
            • In-house Telephone

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            Price Includes
             
            • Airport transfers
            • Main meals, coffee, tea, mineral water
            • Excursions ashore with guide
            • Port dues.

            Price Excludes
             
            • International flights
            • Laundry
            • All visa costs
            • Drinks at bar.

            Cancellation by Customer
             
            • Cancellation before 120 days prior to the start of the cruise:30 % of the total rate
            • Between 120 and 61 days prior to the start of the cruise: 50 % of the total rate
            • Between 60 and 30 days prior to the start of the cruise: 70 % of the total rate
            • Less than 30 days prior to the start of the cruise: 90 % of the total rate
            • 15 days or less: 100% of the cruise price

            Children Policy
             
            • Free of charge for children below 5 years old, in parents' room and using existing bedding.
            • Baby cots are available.
            • Children above 5 ears must occupy a separate bed and pay full rate (Single or double occupancy).

            Full Itinerary


            Meeting point at Sule Shangri La Hotel in Yangon at 06.00am, followed by coach transfer to Prome. Please note that this transfer can take up to 6 hours.
            We reach Prome by the afternoon and travel by coach to the 5th-8th century archaeological site of Thiri-ya-kittiya, the former centre of the Pyu civilization with a fascinating museum of early Buddhist artifacts and sculptures.

            Meals: Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            This pleasant colonial town once guarded the border between Royal Myanmar and British Myanmar following the 2nd Anglo Myanmar War of 1855. Many of the buildings including the covered market date from this period. Thayet also boasts the oldest golf course in Myanmar (1885). We visit the market, see the colonial houses and ride out by horse cart to the golf course, passing through the former British botanical garden.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Minhla - We visit the two Italian built forts constructed to keep the British at bay from Royal Myanmar. The fight for the Minhla redoubt was the only serious action in the war and the death of a young subaltern inspired Kipling to write a poem.We ride Trishaws to reach the magnificent Magwe Myat-thalon Pagoda, constructed with solid gold bricks. Of interest are the many nat shrines and hermitages within the temple precincts.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Here we visit the Yout-saun-kyaung monastery with its spectacular wood carvings; we also explore an area of splendid colonial-style houses and continue sailing upstream.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            In the morning, moor at the Tan-Chi-Taung mountain and ascend by WWII jeep. Afternoon, we tour a selection of the 3,000 listed monuments at this World Heritage Site, Pagan.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Further exploration by coach of the monuments follow by a lacquerware workshop and visit to the local markets. Sail in the noon to upstream. Evening walk at Oh Ne Kyaung village to see the local life in this typical river side community..

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            This small rural village is specialized in pot making. We visit the Pandaw School, built with past donations from Pandaw passengers.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Guests will take a tour of central Mandalay visiting the Mahamuni Pagoda and Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung teak carved monastery. In the afternoon we visit Sagaing. The true delight of Sagaing lies in its 1000 hermitages and sanctuaries, rich in woodcarving and religious art. Next we explore the ancient capital of Amarapura by coach, take a boat ride along Taungthaman lake and watch the tranquillity and serenity of this beautiful lake and its famous U-Bein Bridge at sunset.

            Meals: Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            We stop at Mingun to see the largest working bell in the world and the unfinished pagoda which is the largest single mass of brick building in the world. We also visit the Mingun Old Peoples Home originally established with the assistance of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company in the 1930s.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Visit the spectacular potteries near Kyauk-myoung where the famous 50 gallon water pots are handmade. We see all stages of manufacture from the throwing of the pots to the week-long firing in huge kilns. Afternoon cruise back downstream to Mandalay.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Disembark the ship between 8.00 am - 9.00 am at Saggai Lay Kyun Man Aung Jetty, Mandalay.

            Meals: Breakfast
            Accommodation: NA
            Embark the ship and after lunch on board, we tour central Mandalay visiting the Mahamuni Pagoda and Shwe-im-bin teak carved monastery and Amarapura with the teak Bagaya Kyaung, Menu Ok-kyaung and crossing the U Bein Bridge.

            Embark on the ship between 10:30am - 11:45am at Saggai Lay Kyun Man Aung Jetty Mandalay.

            Meals: Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            We move on to explore the ancient capitals of Ava and cast off cruising downstream through lunch and in the late afternoon we explore Yandabo, a small rural village specialized in pot making. We visit the Pandaw School and the new dispensary both built with past donations from Pandaw passengers.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            We tour a selection of the 3,000 listed monuments in this important World Heritage Site and visit lacquer workshops.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Ascend Tan-chi-taungmountain by foot or by WWII jeep for the spectacular sunrise over Pagan. In Sale we visit a number of teak monasteries including the Yout-saun-kyaung with its spectacular wood carvings and we explore an area of splendid colonial-style houses.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            We climb the river bank and wind our way through a labyrinth of passages and paths to reach the magnificent Myat-thalon Pagoda. This pagoda is constructed with solid gold bricks.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            We visit Minhla Italian built forts constructed to keep the British at bay from Royal Myanmar. Thayetmyo, this pleasant colonial town once guarded the border between Royal Myanmar and British Myanmar following the 2nd Anglo Myanmar War of 1855. Many of the buildings including the covered market date from this period. We visit the market, see the colonial houses and ride out by horsecart to see the countryside and golf club.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: NA
            Visit the 5th-8th century archaeological site of Thiri-ya-kittiya, former centre of the Pyu civilization with a fascinating museum of early Buddhist artifacts and sculpture.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Stop at the famous A KaukTaung to explore the spectacular stone carving on the cliff.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Continue our exploration of Delta creeks and stop at Donabyu, another little known town with a busy port and bustling markets.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Sail through the Rangoon River and enter the Twante Canal, which connects the Yangon River with the Irrawaddy Delta. We stop on route at the Twante in the afternoon. Enter to the Yangon river port.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Disembark at Rangoon (Yangon) 'BOTAHTAUNG' Jetty at 8.00am.

            Meals: Breakfast
            Accommodation: NA
            Meet at the Chatrium Hotel in Yangon and transfer by coach to Prome. Visit the 5th-8th century archaeological site of Thiri-ya-kittiya, former centre of the Pyu civilization. We cross jungle and countryside to visit monumental Pyu stupas and the excavations of the former palace-city in this walled early centre of Buddhism.

            Meals: Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            This pleasant colonial town once guarded the border between Royal Burmah and British Burmah following the 2nd Anglo Burmese War of 1855 and many of the buildings including the covered market date from this period. We visit the market, see the colonial houses and ride out by horse and cart to see the countryside and golf links.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            In Minhla and Gwechaung we visit the two Italian built forts constructed to keep the British at bay from Royal Burmah. We climb the Gwechaung hill for the view. In the afternoon we cruise on to Magwe where we climb the river bank and wend our way through a labyrinth of passages and paths to reach the magnificent Myat-thalon Pagoda.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Here we visit a number of teak monasteries including the Yout-saun-kyaung with its spectacular wood carvings; we also explore an area of splendid colonial-style houses.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            In the morning, moor at the Tan-Chi-Taung mountain and ascend by WWII jeep. Afternoon, we tour a selection of the 3,000 listed monuments at this World Heritage Site, Pagan.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Further exploration by coach of the monuments follow by a lacquerware workshop and visiting the local markets. Sail in the noon to upstream and evening walk in Oh Ne Kyaung village to see the local life in this typical river side community.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            This very small rural village specialises in pot making. We visit the Pandaw School, built with past donations from Pandaw passengers.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Passenger will take a tour of central Mandalay visiting the Mahamuni Pagoda and Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung teak carved monastery. Next we explore the ancient capital of Amarapura by coach and sampan and crossing the U Bein Bridge to see the paintings in a temple.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            We stop at Mingun to see the largest working bell in the world and the unfinished pagoda, that is the largest single mass of brick building in the world. We also visit the Mingun Old Peoples Home originally established with the assistance of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company in the 1930s.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Visit the spectacular potteries near Kyauk-myoung where the famous 50 gallon water pots are hand made. We see all stages of manufacture from the throwing of the pots to the week long firing in huge kilns. We enter the Third Defile and sail upstream all day stopping at Khan-nyat village with its many Buddhist monasteries and an orphanage we support.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            We explore by foot the ancient city of Tagaung viewing the fortifications, the shrine of Bo Bo Gyi a famous nat or spirit who protects sailors plying the river, and the archaeological area. In the evening we climb the Pagoda Hill at Tigyang with its stunning views of the Irrawaddy.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            We reach the enchanting colonial town of Katha, setting for George Orwell’s Burmese Days, and little changed since then. Of interest is the fire station’s collection of IFC ships bells taken from sunken ships in the Second War.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Travel by local speedboat to view this the largest of the Irrawaddy gorges.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            We stop for a walk in a jungle village.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Disembark at 2.00 pm at Shwe Kyet Yet Jetty, Mandalay.

            Meals: Breakfast
            Accommodation: NA
            05:00 Registration is at Chatrium Hotel - 40 Natmauk Road - Tamwe Township - Tamwe Township
            05:15 AM, transfer to airport

            Morning flight to Kalemyo, the gateway town for the Chin State. We explore Kalewa with its markets and quaint wooden architecture.

            Meals: Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Stop for morning walk at Balet, a charming and typical river community.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Kindat was as far as the old IFC steamers ventured outside of the Monsoon season. This part of the Chindwin valley is very sparsely populated and villages are few and far between.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            We pass the mouth of the Yu River which drains the Kubu valley. Sitthaung was the final resting place of a number of IFC steamers scuppered there in 1942.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Toungdoot, or Hswang-hsup in Tain, is an ancient Shan enclave which in British times still had a ruling prince or sawbwa complete with palace and court.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            We pass the Uyu River worked by gold washers on the way to Homalin, the furtherst navigable point on the Chindwin for vessels of our size.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Mawlaik replaced Kindat as the administrative capital. Like other towns of the Upper Chindwin, they can only be reached by boat so cars are few.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Mingkin features Konbaung court style teak monasteries which are sumptuously decorated. Mingkin may be described as the Luang Prabang of the Chindwin.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruises
            Entering the Lower Chindwin where the river widens and the forested hills fall away to farmland, we pass a number of attractive villages. We will explore Monywa and time permitting make a quick trip to the Thanbodi Temple with its million Buddha images.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Cruise all day to the great Lower Chindwin plain.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Tour a selection of the most significant of the 3,000 Buddhist monuments found at this World Heritage Site. We will visit lacquerware manufacturers. Sail in the afternoon and evening walk in Oh Ne Kyaung village to see the local life in this typical river side community.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            We head upstream to the Chindwin confluence and stop in the evening at Yandabo. Here we visit the Pandaw School built with donations from past Pandaw passengers.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruises
            In the morning we travel to Ava and explore the ruins, visiting Bagaya Kyaung, a 200 year old royal monastery made of teak with elaborate wood carvings. In the afternoon we travel to Mandalay for an orientation tour of the city area visiting the Mahamuni Pagoda and sunset at Amarapura U-Bein Bridge.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruises
            We cast off early and stop at Mingun to see the largest working bell in the world and the unfinished pagoda that is the largest single mass of brick building in the world. We also visit the Mingun Old People's Home originally established with the assistance of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company in the 1930s.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruises
            Visit the spectacular potteries near Kyauk-Myoung. We enter the Third Defile and sail upstream all day stopping at Khan-nyat village with its many Buddhist monasteries and an orphanage we support.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruises
            Explore by foot the ancient city of Tagaung viewing the fortifications. In the evening we climb the Pagoda Hill at Tigyang with its stunning views of the Irrawaddy.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            We reach the enchanting colonial town of Katha, setting for George Orwell's Myanma Days. Katha was the final resting place of the old flotilla and here over a hundred ships were scuppered in 1942.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            We continue upstream to Shwegu and Kyun-daw, a midstream island of monasteries and countless small pagodas. Cruise through the 2nd Defile, the most dramatic of the three gorges, with cliffs towering over the narrow channel.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Delightful walk through some of the oldest wooden village houses in Burma.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Visit a Buddhist orphanage and the grave of an English officer assassinated here during the Pacification of Burma (1887).

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Disembark the ship between 8.00 am - 9.00 am at Shwe Kyet Yet Jetty, Mandalay.

            Meals: Breakfast
            Accommodation: NA

            Transfer from airport to ship for lunch followed by exploration of a selection of the 3000 plus Pagan monuments by bicycle or coach.

            Meals: Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Further explorations of Pagan and visits to a lacquer workshop.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Morning free time at Pagan and ship sails midday for evening excursion in Pakokku, a lively riverine town with many collegiate monasteries.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Morning walk in an Irrawaddy village and sail up river all day.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Arrive Mandalay early for a morning excursion to Ava and Amarapura and an evening walk in the picturesque Sagaing Hills with its many hermitages and nunneries.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Morning walk in Mingun and afternoon cruise up river to the First Defile and Kyauk-myoung with its amazing pot villages.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Arrive Pagan early for a day of exploring a selection of the 3,000 plus monuments by bicycle or coach.
             
            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Sight seeing in central Mandalay with visits to the palace and hill areas, crafts workshops and shopping.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            By 09:00 disembarkation in Mandalay and transfers to the airport.

            Meals: Breakfast
            Accommodation: NA
            Transfer from airport to ship for lunch and afternoon excursion to central Mandalay visiting the palace and hill areas, crafts workshops and shopping.

            Meals: Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Cross to Mingun for a morning walk and sail up river to the First Defile.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Explore on foot Lon Yein with its amazing pot manufacturies (in low water by tender)

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Morning walk in the picturesque Sagaing Hills with its many hermitages and nunneries; evening visit to the lost capitals of Ava and Amarapura

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Sail all day with a morning village stop and evening tour of Pakokku a lively riverine town with many collegiate monasteries.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Further explorations of Pagan and visits to lacquer workshops.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            By 09:00 disembarkation and transfers to the airport.

            Meals: Breakfast
            Accommodation: NA
            PLEASE NOTE: The itinerary for this expedition is indicative only. As we travel to remote areas, changes to the itinerary will inevitably occur. A flexible approach is required if you book this cruise.

            We start our Mandalay tour with a visit to the Mahamuni Pagoda with one of the country’s most venerated Buddha images. Continue to a gold leaf and tapestry work shop and walk along the marble & stone carver’s street. Visit a silk and cotton weaving work shop. Travel by bus to the famous “U Bein” bridge, it is about 1.2 km long and is said to be the world’s longest teak wood bridge. It has been built in 1784. With small boats we sail over the Taungthaman Lake and enjoy the sunset.

            Meals: Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Morning cruising. Afternoon visit the spectacular potteries near Kyauk-myoung where the famous 50 gallon water pots are handmade. We see all stages of manufacture from the throwing of the pots to the weeklong firing in huge kilns. We then third defile of the Irrawaddy.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Stop at Khan-nyat village with its many Buddhist monasteries and visit the former head teacher's house, which also includes his small museum collections. Later we go ashore and climb the Pagoda Hill at Tigyang with its stunning views of the Irrawaddy.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Arrive at the enchanting colonial town of Katha, setting for George Orwell’s Burmese Days. Little has changed since then. Of interested are the fire station’s collections of Irrawaddy Flotilla Company ship’s bells taken from sunken ships in the Second War. Katha was the final resting place of the old flotilla and here over a hundred ships were scuppered in 1942 in an Act of Denial before the advancing Japanese. We continue to an elephant logging camp at Katha in the hardwood forests of the hills that surround the town and further upstream.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Transfer by local boat to visit Kyun Daw village where we visit countless small Pagodas.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Cruise through the 2nd Defile, the most dramatic of the three gorges with cliffs towering over the narrow channel. Sail downstream.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            We explore by foot the ancient city of Tagaung viewing the fortifications, a famous nat or spirit shrine and the archaeological area.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            We cast off early in the morning and stop at Mingun to see the largest working bell in the world and the unfinished pagoda that is the largest single mass of brick building in the world. We also visit the Mingun Old People’s Home originally established with the assistance of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company in the 1930s. Drive through the beautiful Sagaing Hill to the hilltop to enjoy an amazing view over the region and Irrawaddy.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Morning visit to Ava and explore the ruins, visiting Bagaya Kyaung, a 200-year-old royal monastery made of teak with elaborate woodcarvings. In the afternoon arrive at Yandabo village, famous for its production of terracotta pottery from the riverbank clay.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Full day’s exploration of the 3000 plus Pagan monuments by coach

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
            Disembark after breakfast.

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
            Accommodation: NA
            Services
             
             24-hour Security ​ Doctor on call ​ Observatory
            ​ Reception ​ Rowing boat ​ Safety box at reception
            ​ Tender for sightseeing ​ Baby cot ​ Bar
            ​ Cabin Service (Snack Meals)Beauty Services and Massage ​ Fresh flower ​ Laundry service
            ​ Library  Restaurant  

            Departure Info
             
              Shuttle Bus: Departs from Yangon/ Mandalay meeting point  Check-in: N/A
             Check-out: N/A  Guide: English Speaking Guide on Boat

            Activities on Board
             
             Cycling  Kayaking  Spa & Massage
             Swimming    

            These are cruise properties for Pandaw Myanmar Cruise:
             
            Specifications RV Pandaw II
            Building matertials Metal Boat
            Operated since Build 2002 in Yangon
            Length 200ft / 60m
            Width NA
            Height 36ft / 11m
            Depth 4ft / 1.5m
            Dining Room Yes
            Bar/ Sundeck Yes
            Massage cabin Yes
            Number of Cabin 24

            RV Pandaw II Deck Plan
            Pandaw II Cruise

            Price Includes
             
            • Airport transfers
            • Main meals, coffee, tea, mineral water
            • Excursions ashore with guide
            • Port dues.

            Price Excludes
             
            • International flights
            • Laundry
            • All visa costs
            • Drinks at bar.

            Cancellation by Customer
             
            • Cancellation before 120 days prior to the start of the cruise:30 % of the total rate
            • Between 120 and 61 days prior to the start of the cruise: 50 % of the total rate
            • Between 60 and 30 days prior to the start of the cruise: 70 % of the total rate
            • Less than 30 days prior to the start of the cruise: 90 % of the total rate
            • 15 days or less: 100% of the cruise price

            Children Policy
             
            • Free of charge for children below 5 years old, in parents' room and using existing bedding.
            • Baby cots are available.
            • Children above 5 ears must occupy a separate bed and pay full rate (Single or double occupancy).

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            SinhCafe Travel – The Sinh Tourist

            International Tour Operator License No:01-683/2013/TCDL-GPLHQT

            Issued by Vietnam National Administration of Tourism

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